[mlpack-svn] [MLPACK] #309: add ability to get versioning information

MLPACK Trac trac at coffeetalk-1.cc.gatech.edu
Mon Nov 11 12:06:19 EST 2013

#309: add ability to get versioning information
 Reporter:  rcurtin      |        Owner:              
     Type:  enhancement  |       Status:  new         
 Priority:  minor        |    Milestone:  mlpack 1.0.8
Component:  mlpack       |     Keywords:  version, cli
 Blocking:               |   Blocked By:              
 On Mon, Nov 11, 2013 at 12:31:10PM +0100, Giampaolo Bellini wrote:
 > Dear all
 >   I'm using latest mlpack on linux for neighbor search
 >   I wonder if there is a way to retrieve the library version in order to
 > show it in the about box of my application...
 >      thanks a lot
 >              Giampaolo

 There are two things we should do here.

  * add a --version option to each mlpack executable (in cli.hpp or
  * add a C++ function that will return a string containing the version of

 There's a bit more, though; a subversion post-commit hook will need to be
 added to update the definition of the version string, so that it will look
 something like 'r15886' instead of just 'trunk' if trunk is being used.

Ticket URL: <http://trac.research.cc.gatech.edu/fastlab/ticket/309>
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